First off, apologize for yet another "which receiver should i choose" post. But I want to get my home theater experience started on the right foot.
My receiver will be powering Klipsch 82 ii floor standing speakers, and eventually the matching surround counterparts.
I am mainly looking for sound quality for 50/50 music and 3D blu rays. I would like to have the latest in audio video processing such as Dolby Digital, DTS, THX, etc (not sure on all the latest that is out, but must be HD). I know there's alot out there....dolby true HD, THX certified plus........I want the latest in these.
Also, I come from a SQ car audio background so I like to play. I would like the AVR to have preouts for any future power upgrades. I also heard that the pioneer elites are easy to play with.
I am currently looking at a Marantz SR5008 and SR6008, $900 and $1200 respectively. Also looking at the Denon X3000 and X4000, $900 and $1300 respectively. I have also came across used floor models of the Pioneer Elite SC-65 for $860 and SC-63 for $640 at Best Buy. The Pioneers sound like a great deal, even though it's "last years" but my feeling for them got somewhat spoiled after I saw the sales guy put it down somewhat hard. I like to be more delicate with my equipment.....but they do come with 2 year manufacturers warranty. Also heard that they are easy to play with and video upscaling is superb. Could be a selling point for me.
But, I have also been looking at separates from Outlaw, which have very reputable reviews of their receiver and amp combo. Same goes to Emotiva...Again, I would like to have the latest in audio video processing..
My local dealer is offering Integra amps and receivers for a discounted price on the floor models. I thought they sounded really good, especially since that's what was powering the Klipsch speakers that I bought. I just don't know a whole lot about this company.
I know all about the warm and musical sounding receivers. I have read all the reviews and everybody says they are all awesome.
If somebody could shed some light and share some technical detail on what I would be missing vs the others then you would be super awesome!!!!
Have a great day!!
Edited by Soundaholic, September 04 2013 - 09:12 AM.